Sexting in consensual relationship will not amount to insulting modesty: Mumbai Court

“Sending such messages in pre-marital stage may give the happiness and feeling that someone is closer to him or her, to understand his/her emotions,” the Court observed.
Obscene messages
Obscene messages

A Mumbai court recently observed that sending sexually explicit messages to a woman whom the accused was proposing to marry and who had not raised any objection to the same at the relevant point of time, will not amount to insulting her modesty under Section 509 of the Indian Penal Code (State of Maharashtra v. Jignesh Vyas & Anr.).

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